CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at (619) 291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al (619) 291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

Beware of unlicensed immigrantion service centers

Throughout California, numerous agencies can be found that claim to specialize in issues affecting immigrants. Unfortunately, some of these companies, upon closer investigation, have been found to not hold the required licenses required under state law to perform the services they claim to offer. The owner and an employee of one such immigrantion services business in the northern part of the state were recently arrested on fraud charges, although the business still remained opened after their arrests.

The owner of Al Sanchez Bookkeeping and Tax — a 56-year-old male — and a staff member — a 46-year-old female — were arrested in mid-July. Both of these individuals are accused of illegally running an immigrantion consulting business, as the company does not have the proper clearance. A day after their arrests, the business was still up and running, although, it was closed by the end of that same week.

In order to obtain the proper licenses to perform immigrantion services these businesses must secure $100,000 bonds, pass background checks and submit formal applications to the U.S. Secretary of State. Unfortunately, going through this process is something some of these so-called business owners fail to complete. Sadly, immigrants are the ones who suffer, as they put their trust in these firms, spend thousands of dollars and often see little, if any, results.

immigrantion services fraud is a very real issue in California and elsewhere. Those who are in need of such services do have legitimate options available to them, and they can easily be found by doing one’s due diligence. An immigrantion attorney is a great resource for those needing such assistance. By seeking the right help from the very beginning, one can get his or her issues properly addressed and be sure that the appropriate steps in managing the issue are taken.

Source: CBS San Francisco, “San Jose Business Owner, Employee Accused Of immigrantion Services Fraud”, July 15, 2016

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